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    The Money Map

    INFO VISUALIZATION: Money Map is an interesting new tool that not only shows how much cities and states have contributed to different presidential candidates, but actually allows you to explore contributions by address. The map shown here shows how different New York neighborhoods and counties nation-wide have different political leanings (no surprise there).

    The controversial neighbor search feature allows you to see who your neighbors are contributing to, and how much they are willing to shell out. A search on my address revealed a neighbor in my building (who happens to work at Amazon.com) gave $85 to Howard Dean. It also revealed a dearth of Republicans in my ‘hood: Capitol Hill (again, not a surprise).

    I can understand why people are uncomfortable with this information. In the current political climate, people can get pretty excited about differing political views. Nonetheless, this is an interesting tool.

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